The Mesoamerican codex re-entangled : production, use and re-use of precolonial documents (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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The Mesoamerican codex re-entangled : production, use and re-use of precolonial documents

Author: Ludo Snijders
Publisher: Leiden Leiden University Press [2016]
Series: Archaeological studies Leiden University, 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative work attempts to piece together the cultural biography of Mesoamerica's precolonial codices. Today less than twenty extant manuscripts are all that remains of the Mesoamerican book-making tradition. These pictographic and hieroglyphic texts have often been studied for their content, but in doing so their nature as physical objects faded into the background. By tracing the paths these books have  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ludo Snijders
ISBN: 9789087282639 908728263X
OCLC Number: 1002244143
Description: X, 215 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 28 cm
Series Title: Archaeological studies Leiden University, 31.
Responsibility: Ludo Snijders.

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This innovative work attempts to piece together the cultural biography of Mesoamerica's precolonial codices. Today less than twenty extant manuscripts are all that remains of the Mesoamerican book-making tradition. These pictographic and hieroglyphic texts have often been studied for their content, but in doing so their nature as physical objects faded into the background. By tracing the paths these books have followed over the past five hundred years, this study acquaints the reader with their production, use and re-use, destruction, rediscovery and reinvention. Even today, in fact, these books continue to add new chapters to their biography. That is, thanks to the most cutting-edge technology currently available, it has now been possible to uncover a completely new text from inside one of these precious and fragile manuscripts.

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